Emergency Department

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Center Campus
  • West Pavilion, Level 1
  • 111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT, 05401
  • Phone: 802-847-2434
  • Open 24 hours; 7 days
  • Directions

Emergency Department at Fletcher Allen

The Fletcher Allen Emergency Room team is dedicated to providing our Burlington community and Vermont/northern New York region with first-class emergency care. As the only Level I Trauma Center in Vermont—and the first in the U.S. to be verified for both children and adults—the Fletcher Allen Emergency Room offers advanced technology and techniques to care for the most seriously ill and injured pediatric and adult patients.

At our Emergency Room, patients benefit from the expertise of specialists in all the major medical fields, including:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

emergency department in Burlington, VT

Level I Trauma Center in Burlington, VT

We are extremely proud to serve to serve as a Level I Trauma Center for the one million people who live in Vermont and northern New York, and as a community emergency room for the 150,000 residents of Chittenden County.

Where is the Fletcher Allen Emergency Room?

The emergency room, located at 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT on our main Medical Center Campus adjacent to the University of Vermont. Fletcher Allen's emergency room can be accessed from the Colchester Avenue entrance as well as the Main Street and East Avenue entrances to the campus.  Driving Directions

About the Fletcher Allen Emergency Room

Fletcher Allen's Emergency Room is designed to handle upwards of 65,000 visits a year. It has 45 beds, including 10 additional beds for trauma and major resuscitation. It also has a total of five ambulance bays, a large technologically-advanced trauma and resuscitation area; a trauma elevator to take patients directly from the Emergency Room up to the operating rooms on the third floor; and an expanded decontamination area for situations involving hazardous materials.

Family-Centered Care in the ER

Our emergency room provides a family-centered environment with a larger waiting area, a play space for children and increased privacy for patients and families in the treatment areas. All of the Emergency Department’s internal entrances are secure; all employees use a pass card to enter and visitors need to be buzzed in by a security officer, enhancing privacy and security for patients and staff.

Specialized Treatment Areas

The Emergency Room features groups of rooms dedicated to particular specialties, including orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, otolaryngology and psychiatry. This enables staff to offer specialized care and equipment to patients needing emergency treatment for particular illnesses.

Advanced Emergency Room Technology

The Fletcher Allen emergency room offers enhanced imaging technology, including two X-ray machines and a highly advanced Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, which uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the body. A CT scanner can detect and identify fractures in the bones as well as abnormalities within the body, providing a greater level of detail than X-rays. This equipment will enable physicians to provide a faster, more precise diagnosis for emergency room patients.

Enhanced Emergency Room Patient Registration

Patients also benefit from an enhanced registration process. Patients who are treated in the main Emergency Room are admitted directly into a room, and registration is completed at bedside. The bedside registration, combined with a new electronic medical record system, helps to expedite patient care in the Emergency Room.

Related Documents

Brochure About Our Emergency Department Download PDF
Emergency Department Patient Guide Download PDF

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